Monthly Archives: December 2009

Analyzing Swing States: Virginia, Part 1

This is the first part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Virginia. The second part can be found here. During the ’08 campaign, the political beltway famously defined Virginia as a Republican stronghold gone Democratic. For ten … Continue reading

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Analyzing New Swing States: Virginia and Colorado

In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama’s campaign spoke of a fifty-state strategy, creating battlegrounds out of previously uncompetitive states. In reality, this amounted to red-leaning states being in play due to Mr. Obama’s lead in the popular vote. For … Continue reading

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Before Obama Signs the Health Care Bill…

Dear Mr. President: Congratulations – two days ago the Senate passed a comprehensive health care bill, achieving a long-sought liberal initiative regarding a system that badly needs reform. Unless something extremely unexpected occurs, it will soon be on your desk, … Continue reading

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Coloureds Need Not Apply: Modern-day Segregation, Greek Organizations, and the University of Alabama

College is often described as a wonderful institution, a place in which many people have the best experiences of their lives. Students like me forge lasting friendships, take a leap into independence, and even sometimes learn. College is also a … Continue reading

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Analyzing Virginia’s 2009 Gubernatorial Election, Part 2

This is the second part of two posts analyzing Virginia’s 2009 gubernatorial election. (Note: All statistics are derived from http://www.uselectionatlas.org/). Comparing Mr. Deeds to Other Democratic Coalitions When Democrats nominated State Senator Creigh Deeds, they nominated a rural, moderate Democrat … Continue reading

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